PCT Hiker Death

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PCT Hiker Death

Post by robow8 » Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:50 pm

Moderators,please move this if this isn't the right place for it.
On March 27th, a PCT hiker near Idyllwild, CA slipped on some ice and slid. He succumbed to his injuries.
His father wrote an article about this son here: https://thetrek.co/pacific-crest-trail/ ... He9D3YATDs








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Re: PCT Hiker Death

Post by Wandering Daisy » Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:01 am

So sad. Regardless of your opinion of PCT hikers who are defying the order to stay put, mean messages to the dad of this hiker are inappropriate. It is hard to believe how nasty some people on social media are. I am glad the dad gave his side of the story.

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Post by austex » Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:50 pm

Wandering Daisy wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:01 am
So sad. Regardless of your opinion of PCT hikers who are defying the order to stay put, mean messages to the dad of this hiker are inappropriate. It is hard to believe how nasty some people on social media are. I am glad the dad gave his side of the story.
Daisy, Being on the other side of the monitor and keyboard it's easy to be a bully...That said it will not bring the young man home and people don't need to inflict undue pain into the family that just had a hole torn out of their fabric. It's just not constructive and people ought to just lay low. Again the old adage "If ya don't have anything nice to say". Shut the hell up.

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Re: PCT Hiker Death

Post by Dragonfly » Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:09 pm

What a heartbreaking loss and a beautiful tribute. No matter how strongly we feel one way or the other - and I feel very strongly that folks should not be out hiking right now - there is nothing but sorrow when anyone who loves these wild places is taken from us.

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Re: PCT Hiker Death

Post by rightstar76 » Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:46 pm

The love of a father for his late son. A tragic loss. A beautiful memorial. He succeeded in giving a human dimension to what is usually a forgotten statistic.

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Post by MichaelRPetrick » Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:11 am

Agreed with all posters above. That was a profoundly moving write-up about his son.

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Post by fishwrong » Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:33 pm

The young man sounds like he lived a wonderful life. There is celebration and contentment to be had by making a positive impact on the people you love, and getting to live your dream, even if it was for far too short a time. Wishing peace and strength for those who knew and cared about him.

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Re: PCT Hiker Death

Post by Snowtrout » Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:46 am

Well written by the father. It's always horrible to read/hear a story about a young person who passed away while doing what they love. :crybaby:

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Re: PCT Hiker Death

Post by coreya » Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:58 pm

Woof - so tragic. Born the same year as my daughter. It always makes your heart skip a beat reading these stories of such young lives cut short by tragedy. My heart and sympathy to his family and loved ones :( Such a beautiful memorial

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